The Obama administration has released a new offshore wind power strategy that includes building a load of wind farms in the Great Lakes while Ontario sits on its hands. We’re worried (officially) about stirring up sediments and contaminating our own and U.S. drinking water. They evidently aren’t so concerned.
“Offshore” wind power was one of the elements in Dalton McGuinty’s green-energy revolution. There’s room for big turbines, steady and predictable wind, relatively few neighbours compared with land-based wind farms, and the potential to put them so far out nobody will see them from land at all.http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/reevely-americans-keep-going-on-great-lakes-wind-power-while-ontario-stalls